Accession Number : AD0613468

Title :   DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING AND AN INVERSE PROBLEM IN NEUTRON TRANSPORT THEORY,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Bellman,R. E. ; Kagiwada,H. H. ; Kalaba,R. E.

Report Date : MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The neutron theory of transport processes generally is devoted to problems of determining properties of radiation fields, given certain sources and transporting media. Nevertheless, it has long been recognized that inverse problems, in which we measure some aspects of the radiation field and wish to deduce properties of the sources and the media, are of great significance in the areas of neutron transport, radiative transfer in planetary atmospheres, and astrophysics, among others. The report presents an approach along the line of dynamic programming to the neutron theory of transport processes.

Descriptors :   (*NEUTRON TRANSPORT THEORY, DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING), NUCLEAR PARTICLES, BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, INVARIANCE, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, NEUTRON ABSORPTION, ALGEBRA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE